Seismic Assessment and Retrofit Prioritisation of Auckland Council’s Property Portfolio

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Show simple item record Walsh, Kevin en Short, N en Cummuskey, P en Ingham, Jason en
dc.contributor.editor Anderson, S en
dc.coverage.spatial Hobart, Tasmania, Australia en 2014-01-06T01:44:52Z en 2013-11-15 en
dc.identifier.citation Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 15 Nov 2013 - 17 Nov 2013. Editors: Anderson S. Proceedings of the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference. 15 Nov 2013 en
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dc.description.abstract Territorial authorities in New Zealand are responding to regulatory and market forces in the wake of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake to assess and retrofit buildings determined to be particularly vulnerable to earthquakes. Pending legislation may shorten the permissible timeframes on such seismic improvement programmes, but Auckland Council’s Property Department is already engaging in a proactive effort to assess its portfolio of approximately 3500 buildings, prioritise these assets for retrofit, and forecast construction costs for improvements. Within the programme structure, the following varied and often competing factors must be accommodated: * The council’s legal, fiscal, and ethical obligations to the people of Auckland per building regulations, health and safety protocols, and economic growth and urban development planning strategies; * The council’s functional priorities for service delivery; * Varied and numerous stakeholders across the largest territorial region in New Zealand in both population and landmass; * Heritage preservation and community and cultural values; and * Auckland’s prominent economic role in New Zealand’s economy which requires Auckland’s continued economic production post-disaster. Identifying those buildings most at risk to an earthquake in such a large and varied portfolio has warranted a rapid field assessment programme supplemented by strategically chosen detailed assessments. Furthermore, Auckland Council will benefit greatly in time and resources by choosing retrofit solutions, techniques, and technologies applicable to a large number of buildings with similar configurations and materials. From a research perspective, the number and variety of buildings within the council’s property portfolio will provide valuable data for risk modellers on building typologies in Auckland, which are expected to be fairly representative of the New Zealand building stock as a whole. en
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dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference en
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dc.title Seismic Assessment and Retrofit Prioritisation of Auckland Council’s Property Portfolio en
dc.type Conference Item en en
pubs.finish-date 2013-11-17 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
pubs.start-date 2013-11-15 en
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pubs.subtype Proceedings en
pubs.elements-id 409345 en Engineering en Civil and Environmental Eng en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2013-11-18 en

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